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  • Post-pandemic training and development

    In the blink of an eye, the industry's previous models and methods for employee learning and training were flipped on their head as COVID-19 forced us to social distance and work from home. How has ANZ evolved its training and development strategy in the aftermath?

  • The new normal: returning to the office

    A recent workplace resilience study has confirmed that four out of five Australians are feeling overloaded and agitated at work, with 79% craving more flexibility. After a sustained period of working from home for employees across the globe, is a return to the office really the smartest way forward?

  • How SMEs must look forward

    The impacts of COVID-19 will reverberate for months and years to come. As we face these new challenges, Peter Vala, general manager partnerships and distribution at Thinktank, asks how SMEs will pivot to adapt to the changing environment – and what opportunities are emerging

  • Big trends driving commercial lending

    COVID-19 has fast-tracked many trends that were already emerging in commercial lending. Now, Beau Bertoli, co-founder and chief revenue officer at Prospa, says the agile fi ntech is well placed to offer speedyturnaround times so SMEs can get back to business sooner

  • Planning for tomorrow by Melanie Mingas

    Marking 20 years in the market, PLAN Australia is preparing for a future in which broking is diversified, digital and indispensable. CEO Anja Pannek outlines her vision to Australian Broker

  • The Next Chapter by Melanie Mingas

    Recording double-digit year-on-year growth in its mortgage book, a streamlined Resimac is being positioned to capitalise on the next wave of market trends. CEO Scott McWilliam reveals the details to Australian Broker

  • Opportunity Knocks by Melanie Mingas

    With a suite of new products and a foot in the New Zealand market, Pepper Money is helping brokers capitalise on new opportunities. CEO Australia Mario Rehayem reveals the details

  • Times of change by Melanie Mingas

    Steve Kane, National Australia Bank’s general manager of broker distribution, reveals how the major’s digital focus will transform lending and give brokers an upper hand with residential, commercial and SME clients

  • Paying it forward by Melanie Mingas

    Inspired by the support they’ve received throughout their careers, Matthew Johnson and Jean-Pierre Gortan of Simplicity Loans & Advisory have devised a new training and referral program that they hope will elevate the standard of commercial broking

  • Beyond broking by Melanie Mingas

    Nancy Youssef reflects on her career as a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist and offers her advice for those who dream of making a difference